Event Archive

Red Hot Research
4:00-5:30pm Friday, February 7, 2020 The Commons

Red Hot Research is intended to bring together scholars from all disciplines, to reveal overlaps and connections across areas of interesting and methodological approaches. The format of these sessions is inspired by Pecha Kucha, which features short, slide-based talks that introduce audiences to a topic. Each installment features researchers, speaking for six minutes each. Audience members are encouraged to connect with the speakers (and each other) during breaks. We hope that through these sessions, the University will have a venue for cross-disciplinary partnering and exploration.  

Presenters:
Sarah Jen, Social Welfare, Sexual Identity Development

Kyle Velte, Law, LGBT Civil Rights, Sexual Orientation, Religious Liberty
Megan Paceley, Social Welfare, Queer/Rural Communities
Richard Godbeer, History / Hall Center for the Humanities, Gender, Sexuality, Colonial America, Religious Culture
Benjamin Rosenthal, Visual Art, Queer Prosthetics, LGBTQ, Queer Art, Art and Technology

Emcee:
Nicholas Syrett, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Care & Well-being, Coffee @ The Commons, Humans in a More Than Human World
10:00-11:00am Thursday, February 6, 2020 The Commons
Presented by The Commons and the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities 

Dr. Megan Horst is a professor of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University. Her research centers the intersection of food systems and planning, with particular focus on public policy and planning and food justice. She works with sustainable food systems, farmland conservation, and access to resource lands.

Coffee @ The Commons is presented as an opportunity for audiences to haveconversations with visiting scholars. Attendees should plan to participate in discussion.

This event is presented in conjunction with Dr. Horst’s public lecture, hosted by the Urban Planning Program in the School of Public Affairs and Administration.

Care & Well-being, Discussion
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, February 5, 2020 The Commons

Each Wednesday at noon at The Commons, the series will feature a different topic related to well-being and care and include a component of guided practice. The series aims to devote time to considering the ways we practice care as individuals, in communities, and as a campus, full of resources to broaden understanding. It will highlight a variety of aspects of well-being, with special attention to the expectations of higher education.

On February 5, the event will focus Mental Health & Self-Care and feature an opportunity to learn about the relationship between mental health and self-care, how to use self-care to help support mental well-being, and how to know when additional support is needed. Led by Julia Gaughan (Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center).

Presented by The Commons and the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, the Office of the Provost, the School of Social Welfare, Watkins Health Services, the College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the KU Public Management Center, KU Counseling and Psychological Services, the KU Ombuds Office, the Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity, the Department of Theatre & Dance, the Spencer Museum of Art, KU Libraries, the Department of Psychology, the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, and the School of Public Affairs and Administration.
Panel
5:30pm Tuesday, February 4, 2020 The Commons
Presented by The Commons, the Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity, and the KU Civic Engagement Ambassadors

This series features experts on different aspects of US democracy, and centers opportunities for civic engagement. It is intended to help demystify elements of the systems and processes at work in the US democracy. It is also an opportunity to ask questions of local experts who study and work in this realm. Programs in this series feature campus resources as well as specialists beyond the University. In Part I: Understanding the Census, presenters will explore:

  • How census data is used
  • How the results affect the population
  • The process for collecting information
  • Who plays a role in the process

Featuring:

Tiara Floyd, Student Body President
Donna Ginther, Economics / Institute for Policy & Social Research
Xan Wedel, Institute for Policy & Social Research
Virginia Phillips, US Census Bureau

Care & Well-being, Discussion
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, January 29, 2020 The Commons

Each Wednesday at noon at The Commons, the series will feature a different topic related to well-being and care and include a component of guided practice. The series aims to devote time to considering the ways we practice care as individuals, in communities, and as a campus, full of resources to broaden understanding. It will highlight a variety of aspects of well-being, with special attention to the expectations of higher education.

On January 29, the event will focus Care & Justice and feature an opportunity to learn about the relationship between compassion and social justice, some theories about the linkages between compassion and justice, and to try a few practices to support your own efforts. Led by Kelly Overstreet (Urban Planning, School of Public Affairs and Administration), Ward Lyles (Urban Planning, School of Public Affairs and Administration).

Presented by The Commons and the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, the Office of the Provost, the School of Social Welfare, Watkins Health Services, the College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the KU Public Management Center, KU Counseling and Psychological Services, the KU Ombuds Office, the Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity, the Department of Theatre & Dance, the Spencer Museum of Art, KU Libraries, the Department of Psychology, the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, and the School of Public Affairs and Administration.

 

Care & Well-being, Public Event
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, January 22, 2020 The Commons

Each Wednesday at noon at The Commons, the series will feature a different topic related to well-being and care and include a component of guided practice. The series aims to devote time to considering the ways we practice care as individuals, in communities, and as a campus, full of resources to broaden understanding. It will highlight a variety of aspects of well-being, with special attention to the expectations of higher education.

On January 22, the event will focus on Positive Psychology and feature a new hope-based psychotherapy clinic in the School of Education, with an opportunity to practice some of the techniques. Led by Matthew Kane (Counseling Psychology), Brian Cole (Educational Psychology), and Scott Ploharz (University Career Center).

Presented by The Commons and the IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, the Office of the Provost, the School of Social Welfare, Watkins Health Services, the College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the KU Public Management Center, KU Counseling and Psychological Services, the KU Ombuds Office, the Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity, the Department of Theatre & Dance, the Spencer Museum of Art, KU Libraries, the Department of Psychology, the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, and the School of Public Affairs and Administration.

 

Activity, Care & Well-being, Discussion
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, December 11, 2019 The Commons
Presented by The Commons and the IPSR Center for Compassionate & Sustainable Communities, in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, Office of the Provost, the School of Social Welfare, Watkins Health Services, the College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the School of Public Affairs and Administration, the KU Public Management Center, the Office of Sexuality and Gender Diversity, the Department of Theatre & Dance, the KU Ombuds Office, the Spencer Museum of Art, and KU Counseling and Psychological Services.

Each Wednesday at noon at The Commons, the series will feature a different topic related to well-being and care and include a component of guided practice. The series aims to devote time to considering the ways we practice care as individuals, in communities, and as a campus, full of resources to broaden understanding. It will highlight a variety of aspects of well-being, with special attention to the expectations of higher education.

On December 11, the session explores Softening Mindfulness Practice. Learn how to practice softening around physical and emotional sensations. Led by Merrill Evans, CARE Coordinator, Watkins Health Services, KU.

Light snacks provided.

Public Scholarship, Red Hot Research
4:00-5:30pm Friday, December 6, 2019 The Commons

 

Red Hot Research is intended to bring together scholars from all disciplines, to reveal overlaps and connections across areas of interesting and methodological approaches. The format of these sessions is inspired by Pecha Kucha, which features short, slide-based talks that introduce audiences to a topic. Each installment features researchers, speaking for six minutes each. Audience members are encouraged to connect with the speakers (and each other) during breaks. We hope that through these sessions, the University will have a venue for cross-disciplinary partnering and exploration.  

Presenters:
Maki Kaneko, Art History, Japanese American Art, Transpacific, Diaspora
Araceli Masterson-Algar, Spanish & Portuguese, 15M, Immigration, Ecuador, Madrid, Transnationalism, Housing Rights, Sumak Kawsai
Hong Tien Vu, Journalism, Climate Change, Communication, Media
Melissa Birch, Business, Exports, International Trade, Economic Development
Daniel Tapia Takaki, Physics, Binational Research, Interuniversity Alliances

Emcee: Brian Rosenblum, KU Libraries / Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities

Care & Well-being, Discussion
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, December 4, 2019 The Commons
Presented by The Commons and the IPSR Center for Compassionate & Sustainable Communities, in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, Office of the Provost, the School of Social Welfare, Watkins Health Services, the College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the School of Public Affairs and Administration, the KU Public Management Center, the Office of Sexuality and Gender Diversity, the Department of Theatre & Dance, the KU Ombuds Office, the Spencer Museum of Art, and KU Counseling and Psychological Services.

Each Wednesday at noon at The Commons, the series will feature a different topic related to well-being and care and include a component of guided practice. The series aims to devote time to considering the ways we practice care as individuals, in communities, and as a campus, full of resources to broaden understanding. It will highlight a variety of aspects of well-being, with special attention to the expectations of higher education.

On December 4, the session explores Communication for Intimacy: Revolutionary Tools for Incredible Relationships. Learn powerful communication tools to heal, strengthen and uplift your relationships. Led by D.A. Graham, KU University Ombuds.

Light snacks provided.

Graduate Student Event
9:30-11:00am Tuesday, September 3, 2019, Tuesday, September 17, 2019, Tuesday, October 1, 2019, Tuesday, November 5, 2019, Tuesday, November 19, 2019, Tuesday, December 3, 2019 The Commons
Supported by the College Office of Graduate Affairs and The Commons

Born out of an international movement, Shut Up & Write continues at KU as an opportunity for devoted writing time and community building. These sessions are offered for graduate students, and feature three 25-minute writing blocks, separated by 5-minute breaks. Consultation for job documents is available at these sessions, as is an abundance of coffee.

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